WIll and Doug recorded this song — with lyrics by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow written during the US Civil War and music added a century later by Johnny Marks — on Doug's Schimmel grand piano.
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth good will to men.
I thought as now this day had come
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rung as long the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men
And in despair I bowed my head —
"There is no peace on earth," I said.
"For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead, nor does he sleep.
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men!